Dolly Review: Pinkie Cooper in London
A few weeks ago, a reader asked me about ‘Pinkie Cooper’. I had no idea what they were talking about until I googled it and saw that Pinkie Cooper was a new anthro doll line based on a concept by the person who conceptualized the Bratz line. Distributed by The BridgeDirect, I was very interested in seeing these dolls in person and quickly grabbed one when I noticed them on the shelves of Toys R Us the other day.
Like most doll lines, Pinkie and her friends even have their own web series on YouTube. You can check the first episode out below.
Pinkie Cooper is 9″ tall (nearly the same as an Equestria Girl and slightly shorter than Hujoo’s Freyr). She is jointed at her shoulders, elbows, and thighs. Pinkie isn’t jointed at her ankles or wrists. Her knee’s are ‘one click’ knee’s. The joints are tight and hold poses. They have a wide range of movement, as well.
The lack of true knee joints and wrist joints is disappointing. For those of us who like to photograph dolls, knee and wrist joints are kind of important in posing. I have a feeling they left those joints out of Pinkie’s design to keep her age suggestion down, but still, it’s disappointing.
Pinkie Cooper is modeled after the English Toy Spaniel breed. There are three dolls in the line (so far). Pinkie Cooper is the main character. She has two best friends, Pepper and Ginger. Each doll is a different shade of brown. For example, Pinkie, is a tan sort of color, while Pepper has dark brown elements in her design.
These dolls have been released (again, so far) in single and deluxe sets. Single sets include the basics– a dressed Pinkie Cooper/friend doll. Deluxe sets include much more. Besides the dressed doll (in a different fashion than the single set), you also get a full sized pet (in Pinkie’s case, Lil Pinkie), a hat to match the dolls outfit, and two accessories. The deluxe Pinkie, Pinkie in London, comes with an umbrella and a camera. Right now, it looks like Pinkie (the character) is the only doll included in these deluxe sets.
I have to pause a moment to mention the packaging. I was really impressed with the packaging of these Pinkie Cooper doll’s. In its design, it was more carrying case than toss away packaging. I love when you don’t have to rip the box open to get to the doll!
Back to the doll, I have to say- I love her design! She’s adorable! I fully admit, I have a soft spot for anthro dolls, but I wasn’t prepared to be hit so hard by this Pinkie Cooper line. Pinkie’s face has all the elements of a great anthro doll. Of course, I adore the large eyes. While not glass or glossy, they look inset to me.
Also important to note is that Pinkie has ‘real’ eyelashes.
Pinkie’s face isn’t littered with heavy make up, which is a huge plus, as well. That would look strange for an anthro if done wrong! Instead of make up, we get a nice Cocker Spaniel themed face. What’s lovely about that in particular is that it doesn’t look too cartoonish or too realistic. It’s just right. The Cocker Spaniel theme is brought back on her body, which you’ll notice has marks or ‘spots’ on various limbs.
One very important aspect of Pinkie is customizing. Pinkie’s ears are actually little wigs. Sold separately for roughly $9.00, are accessory packs that include a complete outfit and a set of ears. The wigs seem fine to me so far. The hair seems soft and easy to comb.
The wig cap has a peg that is inserted into a hole on the head. They stay in well and are easy to pull out and place in. Better still, the rim on the wig cap isn’t too thick that it is terribly noticeable like some wigged dolls.
As far as the outfits are concerned, I adore the outfit on Pinkie in London. Simply adore. The velcro fasteners make it easy to take off and put on new outfits. It was a little complicated putting the long sleeves on Pinkie, as her elbow joint kept turning, making her arm bend in strange directions. However, that’s a small complaint. The outfits look well put together and in terms of style, are super cute on these anthro’s.
There’s not much to say about Lil Pinkie, Pinkie’s dog. He is a solid accessory for Pinkie. His head turns left and right, but that is the extent of his mobility. His ears detach, just like Pinkie Cooper. However, you don’t receive different ears for him in this set. Those are sold separately. She’s a cutie, though, just like her owner.
The biggest con I can give these guys is the lack of a fully jointed body. One click knee’s are okay, but they still don’t really help with posing. And no wrist joint? I can understand that, but still don’t love that it was left out. It would also be great if this doll could stand on her own better, but it seems we’ll have to wait for more releases to see if that happens.
I like a lot about this new Pinkie Cooper line. In fact, I even plan on buying her friends, because I think the line is just plain adorable. (And this is coming from a girl who never really liked the Bratz line!) The size is perfect, the outfits are well styled and Pinkie’s face is everything I love about anthro’s.
As usual, I put a video review together with my thoughts on Pinkie Cooper. Watch it below!
What do YOU think of the new Pinkie Cooper line? Do you love them? Have questions about them? Share your thoughts below!